trident
New York, NY 10010

Seeking a Full-Time Executive Assistant to Chairman/Literary Agent

Trident Media Group is a literary agency and management company founded by Robert Gottlieb and Dan Strone. Trident represents such major clients as Catherine Coulter, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Deepak Chopra, Michael Ondaatje, Russell Banks, Marilynne Robinson, the Dune Estate, and many other New York Times best-selling authors.

In 2002, Trident Media Group merged with the Ellen Levine Literary Agency to further broaden its list. Trident Media Group currently employs over a dozen literary agents who represent authors across the spectrum of literary fiction, commercial and genre fiction, and non-fiction of all types.

Trident E-Book Operations is a full-service department that provides hands-on publishing assistance to authors who choose to explore self-publishing opportunities for their frontlist and/or backlist titles.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• 1-2 years experience at an agency or in book publishing
• Must be independent and self-directed in handling projects
• Excellent people and communication skills
• Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
• Extremely professional and articulate
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Knowledge of BAITS software a plus
• Social media skills a plus
•Former experience assisting high-level executive a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Reading manuscripts and providing editorial feedback
• Answering and placing telephone calls
• Taking dictation and drafting correspondence
• Generating expense reports
• Scheduling meetings
• Coordinating travel itineraries
• Creating weekly staff meeting reports
• Tracking and routing checks and contracts
• Tracking manuscripts and their delivery dates
• Corresponding with clients via email and phone
• Attendance and note taking for various staff meetings
• Updating the company website
• Providing updates for the Foreign Rights Guide

Additional job responsibilities may be assigned

If you are  interested in applying please contact Mary-Rhea Potenciano at mpotenciano@tridentmediagroup.com. Due a large volume of applications, only the most qualified will be asked to interview. Please submit a cover letter and resume. No phone calls please.

lee_and_low

95 Madison Avenue, Suite 1205
New York, NY 10016

Seeking a Full-Time Junior designer/ Production Assistant

The position offers the opportunity to work in the collegial environment of a small, independent publishing company and to contribute to Lee & Low’s mission of publishing diverse books about everyone and for everyone. Lee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the country.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must have 1-2 years experience working with book (preferably illustrated, children’s) design
• Strong knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop are required
• Must have the ability to work independently, take initiative, and multitask on a daily basis.
•Must  be detail oriented, organized, and able to meet short- and long-term schedules.

Responsibilities Include:

• Preparing new paperback editions for Spring and Fall lists for all imprints, plus any special editions that arise
• Preparing and processing all backlist reprints for all imprints
• Checking proofs and blues
• Maintaining electronic and paper reprint files, including reprint library
• Maintaining printer archive files for for all company imprints; check and provide files as necessary for foreign rights and subrights consideration and sales
• Creating new book PDFs for website and e-book conversions
• Implementing design of Teacher’s Guides from final manuscripts
• Create marketing materials such as ads, postcards, and conference signing posters
• Liaison with editorial and marketing for advance materials orders and schedules for new books; submit information to manufacturing and monitor delivery
• Monitor manufacturing schedules and liaison with manufacturing on tracking all titles in production (new titles and reprints)

If you are interested in applying, email a resume, cover letter, and relevant links to: careers@leeandlow.com with subject line: junior designer.

taylor and francisNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Rights Coordinator

Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa company is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum Requirements:

• College degree or equivalent work experience required
• Publishing experience required and international publishing experience a plus
• Subsidiary rights experience preferred; ideally, experience negotiating contracts
• Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently within a busy international organization
• Excellent computer skills (MS Office, especially Word/Excel/Outlook)
• Database entry experience a plus
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; foreign language skills are welcome but not essential
• The ability to build strong working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders

Responsibilities Include:

• Increase rights revenue for specific product lines by defining and implementing a sales strategy, forecasting growth, setting and meeting sales targets, and overall improving rights revenue and profitability
• Build strong working relationships with international publishers, agents, and relevant local T&F offices and departments across the business to enable smooth work flow processes
• Working with Editorial, develop excellent product knowledge of Garland and Medical titles; prepare collateral to effectively market rights for these lists; promote, license and negotiate, and close deals for rights licensing
• Analyze and report on ights sales and trends in the subject areas covered, maintaining an awareness of competitor activity and providing relevant feedback to the Rights Manager, rights team, and the wider business.
• Represent the company externally at book fairs as appropriate
• Update the rights management database accurately, manage renewals, chase overdue payments, and monitor publication dates of foreign language editions
• Work on ad hoc projects as required and provide support for rights team as needed for long term and ongoing projects including archiving rights contracts, integration of new rights acquisitions, and preparation for workshops and presentations to raise profile of rights sales function across the business.

Apply here: http://www.jobs.net/j/JFLjiGjq?idpartenaire=14745

Jobs of the Week

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Routledge, one of the world’s leading commercial academic publishers seeks an editorial assistant for the education publishing program. The editorial assistant will support two editors with all phases of the book publication process from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The assistant will be responsible for a variety of tasks including

  • routine correspondence with authors;
  • file and database management;
  • tracking projects at various stages of reviewing, editing, production, and publication;
  • commissioning reviews for projects under consideration;
  • preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production including checking and processing permissions and coordinating Library of Congress and copyright registration;
  • securing endorsements for books;
  • assisting in drafting and proofreading book information copy; and
  • liaising with marketing, sales, accounting, and production departments.

The duties may include convention travel, market research, report creation, and related tasks.

Qualifications:

B.A. or equivalent educational experience. Candidate must have excellent organizational abilities, strong computer skills, experience with standard computer programs (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.), and impeccable language (grammar and spelling) and communication (oral and written) skills. Ideal candidates will be highly organized and have the ability to balance a variety of responsibilities and handle many projects simultaneously. An interest or background in education or the humanities or the social sciences is not required, but is a plus.

View the original job posting here.

Saveur Magazine

Type: Full Time

Position: Associate Editor

Location: NYC

Saveur magazine seeks an associate editor with significant experience in and passion for the areas of culinary, travel, and culture content; three years’ experience of story development, writing, and editing as part of a magazine staff; experience in working with writers, photographers, and test kitchen staff to conceive of and develop stories.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with writers and other editors to develop and edit stories
  • Report and write stories for the magazine
  • Work with the test kitchen on recipe development and supporting content for assigned stories
  • Work with art director and photography editor on development of visuals for stories
  • Develop new ideas for the magazine and deliver excellent content

Requirements:

  • Deep passion for and knowledge of authentic, global cuisines
  • Strong magazine editing experience
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to interact with many creative people across several departments
  • Experience with writing and editing magazine stories
  • Experience with conceiving and developing feature packages
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and on tight deadlines
  • Social media and online experience a plus

View the original job posting here.

Job Opportunity: Taylor & Francis

Type: Full Time

Position: Journal Sales Executive

Location: TBD

The Journals Division of Taylor & Francis Group, a division of informa and leading academic publisher, has an excellent opportunity for a dynamic sales professional to join its growing sales team.  Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and management of online sales throughout the assigned region.

Responsibilities:

  • Increase and promote sales of T&F print and online journals throughout assigned region
  • Identify, maintain and develop current and prospective customer accounts and actively pursue opportunities for growth and development
  • Market and promote online sales models to current and prospective customers
  • Manage account details through CRM software
  • Track and share lead information throughout all stages of the sales process
  • Respond to RFPs from prospective customers and generate customized quotes
  • Successfully negotiate and execute sales agreements
  • Produce regular reports on sales activity and development opportunities
  • Assist in the development of sale proposals, management reports, supporting sales contact/CRM database
  • Attend library meetings and industry events as required

Qualifications: 

Strong organizational and project management skills with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and advanced presentation skills at all levels of business. Effective account management skills and the ability to form strong relationships and partnerships both internally and externally. Successful candidate will be highly organized, professional, confident, and goal oriented. Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree plus two years’ sales/marketing experience. Previous publishing experience, understanding of academic library environment, and specific industry knowledge (pharma, biotech, chemical, etc) desired. Proficiency with Windows applications including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, required. Previous experience with CRM software helpful. Overnight travel required.

About Taylor & Francis Group 

Taylor & Francis Group is a leading international academic publisher with a history of over two centuries.  Throughout our 11 T&F offices worldwide we publish over 2000 new books and 1000 journals annually, spanning all subjects in the academic, medical and scientific field.  T&F merged with Informa in 2004 to establish a new international force in the provision of specialist information through publishing and events businesses.  Today, Informa plc publishes over 2,500 subscription based products, has a portfolio of over 13,000 e-books (growing by 3,000 per year) and backlist of 35,000 books.  2,800 events per year are held worldwide.

Job Opportunity

Taylor and Francis: Journal Sales Administrator

Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Taylor & Francis, a leading international academic publisher in Olde City Philadelphia, is currently seeking two Journal Sales Administrators in its Sales Department.

These positions support all aspects of the North American library sales team and are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Conducting all customer subscription research and analysis activities with the library sales team and U.K. team as assigned
  • Assisting in the creation of sales proposals and management reports
  • Troubleshooting and enabling access to online content
  • Working with the U.S. Sales team to meet division revenue objectives and other duties as assigned by management

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational and project management skills with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Keen attention to detail with the ability to proactively identify and address problems
  • Proficiency in word processing (MS Word), PowerPoint, and spreadsheet (Excel) applications;  experience with databases is helpful
  • Bachelor’s degree and one or more years experience in Customer Service, Publishing, or an analytical/technical position
  • Successful candidates will be highly organized, professional and confident
 Please submit a cover letter and resume and salary requirements to:
Beth Mullen (beth.mullen@taylorandfrancis.com)
 

Job Opportunities at Taylor & Francis!

Take advantage of the recent job opportunities at the internationally reknown academic publisher, Taylor & Francis. One of the leading international academic publishers, Taylor & Francis publishes over 1,500 journals and books each year from locations around the world.  Below are many wonderful job opportunities available at company’s New York City location. 

 

  • Senior Editorial Assistant– Routledge Humanities:

Routledge, one of the world’s leading commercial academic publishers, is looking for an enthusiastic Editorial Assistant to work on the U.S. and Latin American History list in our NY office. Reporting to the History Editor, the Assistant will support the Editorial team and contribute to the success of the list.

  •  Editorial Assistant– Routledge SS:

Routledge, one of the world’s leading, commercial academic publishers, seeks an editorial assistant for the program in sociology, criminal justice, and related social sciences in New York. The editorial assistant will support the Publisher with all phases of the book publishing process from identifying and signing authors to support in manuscript development and marketing.

  •  Receptionist-Part-time– HR:

Taylor & Francis is seeking an enthusiastic part-time receptionist for the NY office.  This position is the “director” of first impressions both in person and on the phone. The receptionist position is part of the HR and office administration team of the company.

  •  Acquisitions Editor – Garland Science:

Garland Science, a part of the Taylor & Francis Group, recognized as a leader in scientific publishing for the higher education market is currently searching for an Acquisitions Editor. We publish in courses for the advanced undergraduate/graduate/medical markets. Due to the highly authoritative nature of the books, they also enjoy significant sales in the professional market.

  •  Senior Development Editor – Garland Science:

Garland Science is seeking to hire a Senior Development Editor on a full-time basis to join a dynamic publishing team.  This role is responsible for a range of tasks to ensure each project is delivered on time, to the highest standards, delivering the maximum value. 

  •  Editorial Assistant– Routledge Research:

Routledge, one of the world’s leading, commercial academic publishers, seeks an Editorial Assistant for the humanities side of the Routledge Research program. The Editorial Assistant will support two editors (working in Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, and other humanities subjects) with all phases of the book publication process, from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. 

  •  Marketing Manager– Routledge Marketing:

Routledge NY seeks an ambitious Marketing Manager to work as part of a global team across the Business, Economics, Politics and Area Studies lists in the Social Science division. The ideal candidate will demonstrate both the ability to drive revenue in North American markets, and a passion for working with colleagues on opportunities around the world. Good communication skills are essential, as is strong commercial awareness, and an understanding of the academic publishing industry.

  •  Marketing Assistant– Routledge Marketing:

Routledge NY seeks an ambitious Marketing Assistant to assist the Marketing Managers in the Humanities & Social Sciences division. The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational skills with an attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment. The position will help with the overall success of Routledge’s goal and strategy of publishing adoptable texts as well as academic resources, and implementing effective marketing, follow-up, and success-based reporting. This individual will assist in identifying opportunities, planning, and implementing targeted marketing strategies for a specific product list.

If you are are interested in one of these positions, please contact Jessica Flores at jessica.flores@taylorandfrancis.com.

Job Opportunity with Taylor and Francis!

Taylor and Francis is currently looking for Inside Specialist Sales Reps!

An Inside Specialist Sales Representative is expected to engage in the daily proactive sales efforts (via phone, email, conferences, presentations, targeted mailings and in-person visits) considered necessary to promote the products for assigned disciplines and reach their assigned monetary goal.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Achieve annual sales goals in the Humanities and Social Science textbooks for assigned disciplines.
  • Identify, contact, track and close business to achieve annual revenue targets.
  • Sell and present technology over the phone and in person.
  • Develop in-depth understanding of assigned disciplines so that the specialist is able to function as a true consultative sales rep.
  • Attend key conferences and make select campus visits to close business.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize sales strategies to achieve established sales targets.
  • Work with marketing to develop sales plan for selected conventions attended by the specialist.
  • Provide periodic sales forecasts.
  • Provide editorial and marketing with ongoing feedback regarding Taylor and Francis products, competitive products and market trends.
  • Manage communications and reporting.
  • Successfully manage software, textbook sampling, and travel budgets.
  • Manage territory resources/budget.
  • Maintain and continue to build a high level of knowledge of textbook and technology products.
  • Build in-depth knowledge of assigned disciplines in order to work closely with product teams to identify potential new authors, provide feedback on new editions and revisions.
  • Participate in twice yearly sales meeting to develop product and curriculum knowledge, sales skills and other aspects of the business.
  • Use key systems to maximize sales including CAS, PT, BMIS and ISIS.
  • Other projects as assigned by the sales manager.

Required Experience / Skills

  • 1-2 years’ experience working in sales, educational sales preferred. Alternative would be 2 years teaching experience in the language arts, social studies, math or science at the high school level.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent PC skills, as well as a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Educational Requirements

  • College degree BA or BS

If interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Flores at jessica.flores@taylorandfrancis.com, and be sure to CC Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

Alumni in the Spotlight – March 2012

Kimberly Guinta, a native of central Florida, moved to New York in 1999 to change careers and find a job in publishing. While working at Elsevier, in their Journal Sales department, she attended the Pace Publishing program (graduated in May 2003), and through the program, she landed an internship at Routledge, an academic publishing company. She’s remained with Routledge, which is now part of Taylor & Francis, and is Senior Acquisitions Editor for US and Latin American History.

Prof. Denning: Hi Kim, and thank you for agreeing to do this interview. It has been nine years since you graduated from the MS in Publishing program. Can you tell us a bit about what you have been doing and how your career has developed since then?

KG: I was one of the only people in the program without a publishing background, so when I was a student, I didn’t really know anything about the publishing industry. This was a second career for me (I was a teacher for four years before that), and I really needed the overview of the publishing industry that the Pace program gave me. I got hired at Routledge before I was even finished with the program, working as an editorial assistant. Since then, I’ve steadily moved up the editorial ranks there, basically learning the craft of academic acquisitions work, which has its own set of standards. I started out working on Sociology, Psychology, Education, Women’s Studies, and Bioethics, and over the years, I have worked on a variety of subjects in the social sciences, culminating in the history editorial role that I’ve worked in for the last six years.

Prof. Denning: Tell us a bit about what your current job entails—as a senior acquisitions editor for US and Latin American History. Do you have an educational background in those disciplines?

KG: I have a BA in History, with minors in Classics, English, and Education, as well as an MA in Education, along with the MS from Pace. However, having a background in the discipline in which you work as an academic editor is not as important as having the experience on the ground. Once you learn how to get a handle on who the main people are in a field, and what the trends are in intellectual thought in that area, I think an editor can move from discipline to discipline fairly easily. It takes more work if you don’t have a background originally, but it can be done, and is done fairly frequently within the industry.

For my job, I talk to as many historians as possible. I visit college history departments and attend academic conferences to network and listen to what professors have to say about their courses. I want to learn what they teach, how they teach it, and what books or other materials they use. They tell me when there is something they want that they haven’t been able to find, and my job is to fill those gaps with Routledge books. I find people to write the books that are needed and make sure they come out at the right time, with good scholarship aimed at students and at reasonable prices.

Prof. Denning: How does being an AE in academic publishing differ from other segments of the industry? What would you suggest students do to prepare for a career in academic publishing if that is what they are interested in?

KG: In academic publishing, it doesn’t behoove you to wait for something to come across the transom. It’s better to figure out what is needed and to try to match up the project with the right person who, either because of his or her talent or name, will sell the book. I don’t work with agents much, either, for various reasons. They generally just make my job harder. If someone’s interested in academic publishing, it’s best to start trying to get a job at an academic or university press as an editorial assistant, so you can enter the industry from the ground up. Learn who the publishers in the industry are, what kinds of books they’re known for, and start networking with editors or marketing folk at the various presses who can tell you when jobs are available.

Prof. Denning: Tell us a bit about Taylor & Francis and some of the initiatives they have taken in response to new technological developments.

KG: Taylor & Francis is the books division of Informa, which is an information company. I work for Routledge, the Humanities/Social Sciences division of T&F. Like Elsevier, T&F has a strong journals program as well as books, and right now, we’re in the middle of launching Taylor & Francis Online, a platform which houses all of our journal and book content in one place. The journals are up there now, and the books are slowly being added. When it’s complete, customers will not only be able to buy a journal article, but also a book chapter by chapter, or put some of both together into a custom publication.

We’ve digitized much of our backlist and all of our frontlist titles, and offer as much of our content as possible as downloadable e-books. We also package content through huge data packages for libraries if, for example, they want a collection on Gender, or China, or The Olympics. We partner with third parties for more customization options for our content, and right now, we’re piloting an interactive e-textbook program that will allow students to access e-books with special embedded interactive features on their tablet computers.

Prof. Denning: How does technology/social media fit into your current job?

KG: Well, aside from the interactive e-textbooks, which we’re just starting, all of our big textbooks have companion websites that house extra student or instructor content, so although I don’t actually build the sites, we provide the web team with the content to include. Also, Routledge History has a Twitter feed and a Facebook page, which we use to announce new content, to communicate with customers at conferences, and to generally interact. We have held contests before; we gave out free journal articles and that sort of promotion—anything to drive customers to our website.

Prof. Denning: Please tell me a bit about your educational experience at Pace and how it prepared you for your career in publishing.

KG: As I mentioned, I didn’t have any foundation in the industry before starting the program, so I do feel like I wouldn’t be where I am today without the program and a bit of luck. My job here started as my Pace internship experience and evolved from there. The Pace program is particularly good for people like me, coming in from outside the industry and hoping to get a fresh start. It was also good in that it emphasized both books and magazines, and many different aspects of the publishing industry besides just editorial.

Prof. Denning: How has the industry changed since you began your career?

KG: There has been a lot more consolidation in my part of the industry over the last few years. When I started, Routledge had just been purchased by Taylor & Francis, and since then, we’ve absorbed many other companies, including Falmer Press, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, and CRC Press, along with others. Each time, those companies shed jobs as their various departments consolidated with ours. There is a lot more emphasis on the usefulness and flexibility of “content” now, and less on getting hard copy books into bookstores. We do very little publicity these days, choosing instead to market directly to the consumers who buy our books—professors and students. Things were also less corporate then, at least here. It was more anarchic, but a lot more fun. Of course, I was a lot younger then too…

Prof. Denning: Have you always been interested publishing?

KG: I’ve always been interested in BOOKS. I never really thought of publishing as a career until I decided I couldn’t survive another year as a teacher. I came up to visit my younger brother, who was attending FIT in the City and attended an information session for the NYU Publishing program. The presenter there said, “If you want to be an editor, go to Pace. If you want to be a publisher, come to NYU.” I applied to both, but really wanted to be an editor, so when Pace accepted me with open arms, I didn’t look back, especially when told, after waiting to hear from NYU for a month, that they “saved their spots for people already working in Publishing,” which seems counter-intuitive to me.

I never thought I would end up in scholarly publishing. Like most people who say they want to be an editor, I thought I would work as a fiction editor, but academic suits me much better. I am really a frustrated graduate student at heart. This way, I get to keep up with the research, without being on the hook for a dissertation!

Prof Denning: What do you think the future has in store for academic/textbook publishers? Do you think the launch of designated e-book readers and the iPad (and subsequent tablets) forever changed Publishing as we know it?

KG: The short answer is yes. It has changed, and it is changing, and we’d be foolish as an industry to think it will stop any time soon. I think the trend is toward more customization of content. If you have a limited budget for your students, you don’t have to assign a whole book when one chapter is really all you’ll use from it. Just get the students to buy that one chapter, which ultimately saves time and money. Also, the development of the interactive texts actually makes the material more interesting. You can incorporate videos, audio clips, moveable maps, interactive timelines, and so forth, which really enlivens History.

Prof: Denning: What do you think the biggest trends in book publishing are today? The biggest challenges that publishers face?

KG: I already mentioned the customization of content and the extended interactivity of textbooks as trends in my field, but I definitely think e-books and custom (including self-publishing) are things even trade publishers have to deal with. There is also the challenge that people just don’t read as much anymore and have less brain power to sit and spend extended time with a text, whether for fun or work. One thing as a consumer that I’d really love to see, is the rise of more small publishers. I already see it happening a bit, but the more that people can get around the bigger publishers to get their books out there, the more democratic the market is. Perhaps that’s disloyal to the industry, but there are so many good writers out there who don’t get the exposure, that I’d like to see (more) smaller niche publishers targeting specific segments of the market. With desktop publishing programs so easy to use now, I am eagerly anticipating the renaissance in indie publishing the way we’ve seen a rise in the number of indie music labels.

Prof. Denning: Would you like to speculate on the future of e-books? Textbooks in general?

KG: See above—I think big textbooks are going the way of the dodo though, especially in the Social Sciences and Humanities. No one likes using them, and they’re all extremely boring. The ones that Routledge does are not your traditional textbooks though, and that’s why I like working on them. They don’t talk down to students, they don’t maintain that bland, neutral tone, and they don’t try to be everything to everyone. In some areas, like Microbiology or Calculus, you need a text, but in the areas in which I commission, you don’t really need a $100 textbook to teach effectively.

Prof. Denning: What do you think are the essential skills our students need to leave the program with in order to succeed in the industry?

KG: Networking! I think it would be great to have some sort of industry mixer to introduce students to more people who already working. It would also be helpful to provide more information on how to actually get a job—interviewing, what to expect when just starting out, how to advance, that sort of thing. I think everything else was covered, at least at a basic level. It’s a lot for people to take in, especially when they don’t know much about the industry in general. Enhanced computer skills would be great too, but really, the networking thing is the key, in my opinion. Give students more opportunities to get to know people who might hire them later, or at the very least, they can call on those folks for information later.

Prof. Denning: Any other advice you would like to offer up to our students?

KG: Pick one area and stick with it, or get out very early if you know it’s not for you. Once you get all your contacts established in Children’s, or Academic, it’s hard to switch to Adult Trade, and vice versa.

Prof. Denning: To those looking to survive and thrive in this industry?

KG: Learn about computers and e-books. If you can program, that’s even better. Keep networking, and be nice to everyone. You never know when you’re going to need to call on someone for help, and it doesn’t do if he or she has a bad impression of you.

Prof. Denning: What were some of the highlights of your graduate experience?

KG: The greatest highlight of my graduate experience was the friends I made. I was really lucky! I had a great time in class, and I met people who went on to do very different things. Plus, most of the instructors were very interesting. It was a good introduction to New York as well as to Publishing, and it helped me transition from one career to another. I also really liked learning about areas of the industry that I hadn’t really considered for a career. For example, I learned I wasn’t very good as an art director or cover designer, but I was really good at writing marketing copy.

My internship was also very important to me, as it led to my job. I had a very difficult time with the instructor of that course at Pace and didn’t enjoy it at all, but working itself was the best instructor. The sooner students can get out of the classroom and into the field, the better off they’ll be. The people I was working with at Routledge were interesting, amiable, and inspiring, and they still are.

Prof. Denning: What advice would you give to students who still have to write their graduate thesis papers?

KG: Just do it, and get it over with. It’s not going to define your future career, unless you want to be an academic. I’m sure mine was terrible, but I haven’t ever looked back at it. I look at the thesis as a place where you can test out your ideas or explore a question you have about the industry. It’s a good ending point for the program, but it’s the program as a whole that is the starting point for a career, or is an impetus to a better position. The thesis itself isn’t going to define what you can achieve in Publishing.

Prof. Denning: How have you been involved in the program since graduating?

KG: I haven’t been involved until now. I owe the Pace publishing program a lot, and I hear it’s come a long way since 2003, but in the end, it’s a program to teach people a trade, and I got what I wanted from the experience. I do keep in touch with the friends I made, and I’d certainly help out with events, if needed.

Part-Time Editorial Assistant Position Available!

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group is looking for a temporary part-time Editorial Assistant to work on their growing list of titles in sociology. Reporting to the Publisher and Assistant Editor, the assistant will provide support in all phases of the book publication process, from the conceptual stage through publication. Specific responsibilities may include writing and editing jacket copy, soliciting project reviews, obtaining endorsements, and preparing books for production. The schedule can be flexible, but they are looking for someone who can commit to 2 days a week for at least 4-6 months.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to Leah Babb-Rosenfeld at Leah.Babb-Rosenfeld@taylorandfrancis.com.

Editorial Assistant Opening at Routledge!

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group is looking for an enthusiastic, career-oriented, full-time Editorial Assistant to work in their New York office on their growing list of titles in planning and urban design. Reporting to the Editor, the Editorial Assistant will provide support in all phases of the book publication process, from the concept through publication. The Editorial Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and maintaining standard reports, forms, schedules, database records, contracts and files
  • Coordinating and distributing editorial reviews and book endorsements
  • Tracking projects throughout the reviewing, development, production, and publication stages
  • Corresponding with authors to confirm manuscript delivery dates, clarify specifications, and respond to queries
  • Monitoring due dates for manuscripts and related book materials
  • Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production
  • Drafting descriptive and promotional copy for cover, promotion, and other marketing efforts
  • Liaising with marketing, sales, finance, and production departments
  • Collaborating effectively with colleagues in the editorial, production, design, marketing, and sales departments as well as with outside freelancers
  • Providing administrative support for the architecture list as needed
  • Limited conference travel and campus visits will be required in the position

Qualifications:

BA or equivalent educational experience. Book publishing experience desirable. Candidate must have excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal), with strong attention to detail; be able to prioritize multiple tasks; demonstrate a high degree of computer proficiency; possess a strong intellectual curiosity while remaining task oriented; and be committed to the overall goals of academic publishing.

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New Open Positions at Taylor and Francis

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS IN NY

Title Manager Department Comments
1. Production Editor Michael Morales Garland Science
2. Editor, Sociology Steve Rutter Editorial-SS *Closing Date – 5/9/11
3. Permissions Coordinator Christina Taranto Sales

* Please contact Ms. Flores if you have any questions.

Production Editor – Garland Science -GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group is seeking a talented and experienced Production Editor to join our team. The Production Editor will receive final text manuscript, figures, and a print book design developed by the authors and the editorial team and manage the development of this source material into a published print book and multiple eBook formats.  This role requires both the ability to do the work “hands on” using the software tools and the ability to manage vendors through the production process.  Our books are rich in 4-color vector graphics, and a technical facility with programs such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign is a must; an understanding of eBook formats is also required.  A strong interest in the life sciences is preferred.

Editor, Sociology – Routledge Editorial -GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Routledge, one of the preeminent publishers of books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has an exciting opportunity for a new acquisitions editor in sociology and related social sciences disciplines / subject matters.  The successful candidate will have, either previous acquisitions editing experience, preferably in sociology or other social sciences, or sales experience in the college publishing industry in the United States.  Working with a team of experienced editorial and sales/marketing professionals, the position’s fundamental goal is to grow sales and profitability very considerably in the undergraduate and graduate college course markets.

Permissions Coordinator – Sales -GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Rights and permissions administrative support position.  Coordinator of daily permissions activity with primary objective of optimization of fees, automated handling of requests and maintenance of standards.  Would be chiefly responsible for BP database administration, title & contract research and routing, and customer response.

Jessica Flores, PHR
Human Resources
Taylor and Francis Group
270 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tele:
212-216-7888
Fax: 212-561-6623
Email: jessica.flores@taylorandfrancis.com